Blower Door Testing

Testing For Air Leaks That Could Cost A Bundle

How do you know if your home is airtight or if money is flying out the windows? AC Pros’ blower door testing is a method used by home energy auditors to ensure you’re not losing precious energy through a gaps or cracks in your ducts, windows and doors.

Using this US Department of Energy-recommended method for energy savings, AC Pros test for even the smallest leaks of air, which can not only lead to the overuse of energy but condensation, drafts and poor air quality.

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What Is Blower Door Testing?

Protecting your home against air leakage is an important step in improving energy efficiency, reducing utility costs and optimizing comfort. Small leaks can be hard to detect, though! That's where blower door testing comes in.

Imagine your home is like a giant balloon. A blower door test is like giving that balloon a gentle squeeze to see if any air leaks out. Think of it as a health check for your home's air - a gentle, smart way to find and fix pesky leaks without disruption.

Here's how blower door testing works: 

  • AC Pros mounts a high-powered fan on the frame of an exterior door.
  • This fan sucks air out of your house, creating a bit of a vacuum inside.
  • As the fan pulls air out the house, the air pressure lowers.
  • The higher-pressured air from outdoors will enter through any openings.
  • This process measures how airtight your home is and detects leaks.

AC Pros uses a calibrated blower door not only to determine if there are leaks but how significant and impactful the leaks are. The results of the blower door test allow AC pros to pinpoint areas where your home might be losing conditioned air or letting outside air in. This helps improve your HVAC system's efficiency, making your home more comfortable and saving you money on energy costs.

The best part about blower door testing is that it's non-invasive. The fan is installed on the door, the test is conducted and the fan is removed with no impact on your home.

Why Is Blower Door Testing Important For Texas Homeowners?

The local climate makes blower door testing about more than just comfort and cost savings. It's a smart move that addresses the unique weather challenges while promoting a healthier, more energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible way of living.

  • Tackling Extreme Weather: In Texas, we're no strangers to wild weather swings, from scorching heat to unexpected cold snaps. A blower door test helps by pinpointing air leaks that let precious cooled or heated air escape. This means better temperature control indoors, keeping you comfortable despite the outdoor extremes.
  • Energy Efficiency: With energy bills soaring during Texas summers, every bit of efficiency counts. Blower door testing reveals where your home might be losing energy, allowing for targeted fixes that can significantly reduce your energy consumption. That means savings in your pocket while reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Moisture Control and Health: Texas's humid climate can lead to moisture-related issues like mold growth. By identifying air leaks, blower door testing helps prevent excess moisture from entering your home. This not only protects your property but also maintains a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Conserving energy isn't just about your bills; it's also about being kinder to the planet. By reducing energy waste through blower door testing, you're contributing to a more sustainable future by decreasing your home's environmental impact.

Why Choose AC Pros For Blower Door Testing?

Blower door testing is a precise technique best trusted to those who are experts in the field. Our skilled technicians are experienced blower door testers, committed to conducting every test with care and attention to detail. We leave no stone unturned in identifying even the smallest air leaks.

AC Pros is dedicated to providing this US Department of Energy-recommended service to help you save and enjoy better comfort. As a local business, we understand the unique needs of homeowners in the Richardson, TX, community and the wider DFW area.

When you choose AC Pros for your blower door testing, you are not just choosing an HVAC company - you are choosing a local team that puts you first. Make an appointment for blower door testing today. Call us at 972-591-0199 today!

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